Friday, January 16, 2009

it's got me

There is something enchanted about California.

As much as i hate to admit it, as much as i am trying to find fault with it, as much as i like home... I must admit it.

It is here, it is palpable.

I watched the Sun set today over the Pacific ocean.
I stood watching from jagged cliffs that stagger directly up out of the water about a hundred feet or so.
The sun grew huge
and slowly, slowly, slowly
slipped over the edge of the world.

Even after it was gone below the horizon,
by some trick of the eye,
it could still be seen.

It was so bright that it shone through the edge of the massive expanse of water that lies just to the west of here.

And as if finally sank
I turned to walk on.
And the other men who had stopped there with me went their way.

And that was on the walk out to my car
in the parking lot as i was leaving work.

There really is something to it.

I can't put a finger on it yet.

But when i do, i'll let you know.

c

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